Tag Archives: Geekbench

Geekbench 2.2 Released

Primate Labs has released Geekbench 2.2.0, which is a free upgrade for Geekbench 2.1.x users. The release notes are here. Here are the results for my little Toshiba Portege R835, (which has more CPU horsepower than the $25,000 Dell PowerEdge … Continue reading

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Performance Benefits of Adding RAM to a Laptop

I have a pretty nice Dell Latitude E6420 that I am using as a loaner laptop while I wait for my much nicer Dell Precision M4600 laptop to arrive. The E6420 has a Core i7-2720QM processor, but only had a … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 17

For Day 17 of this series, I am going to talk about Geekbench. Geekbench is a cross-platform, synthetic benchmark tool from Primate Labs. It provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks designed to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. … Continue reading

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Intel Processor Information

Here is a small collection of links to tools for measuring and evaluating mobile and desktop processors, along with some marketing hype from Intel about Sandy Bridge. CPU Reviewer Kit for Intel Sandy Bridge Intel Processor Comparison Tool How to … Continue reading

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My First Sandy Bridge Desktop System

I was standing in line at the Denver Micro Center at 11AM this morning (despite the beginnings of a small blizzard), so I could get my hands on a 32nm Intel “Sandy Bridge” Core i7 2600K processor. It is a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Windows Power Plans for Server Performance

This is a subject I have written about a couple of times before, here and in much more depth here.  Much more recently, fellow SQL Server MVP Brent Ozar (blog| twitter) has also blogged about this subject.  I thought I … Continue reading

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